Daily News & Analysis (Link) - AFP (November 11, 2006)
Iran’s armed forces on Saturday vowed to hit back against any military strike after a top Israeli official refused to rule out attacking the Islamic republic over its disputed nuclear programme.
“The armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will firmly respond to any military and threatening move,” Brigader General Ali Fazli, spokesman for Iran’s latest round of 10-day war games, said.
“The Iranian armed forces, which realise the different threats, have the capacity and capability to confront them,” he added.
Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Ephraim Sneh had told the Jerusalem Post on Friday he considered military action against Iran as a “last resort. But even the last resort is sometimes the only resort.”